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Angthong National Park, Koh Samui

Things to do in Koh Samui

What to see in Koh Samui Koh Samui is a beautiful island in the Surat Thani province of Thailand. It has a few main areas, the party side consists of Lamai beach and Chaweng beach, but if you want a quieter time, we suggest staying on the west side of the island at Lipa Noi beach. It is the perfect…

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Valle De La Luna, Chile

Backpacking Chile – Solo Guide

I backpacked through Chile and loved exploring this beautiful South American destination. Here are the top things to do while backpacking Chile:   1. Exploring the Atacama Desert in San Pedro San Pedro de Atacama, Chile, is like nothing I have seen before. Imagine descending from the Andes Mountains in Bolivia into the vast Atacama Desert of Chile, the driest…

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Bangkok Mbk Mall

Things to do in Bangkok

Bangkok is the bustling capital of one of the most visited countries in the world. Despite being plagued by the label of ‘big city’, Bangkok remains favorite of travelers pouring in to Thailand. Besides shopping in Bangkok, there are plenty of things to entertain everyone – from young kids to older travelers. Bangkok has enough to offer for both the…

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Wax Palm Tree, Valle De Cocora

Top Hikes in Colombia

I bacpacked through Columbia and truly enjoyed. The high point of my solo travel in Columbia were the hikes. Here are a few top hike in Columbia to do: 1. Hiking in the Valle de Cocora Within the Zona Cafetera, Valle de Cocora is a MUST to do in Colombia. There, the tallest wax palm trees in the world stand like…

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Spectacled Langur At Khao Sam Roi Yot

Essential Thailand Experiences

I backpacked through this beautiful country called Thailand and absolutely loved it. The beaches, the mountains, the culture, the people, the ancient sites.. really it’s difficult to pack everything in one itinerary. And hey did I mention how stunning the beaches look in Drone photos! I have seen some great drone shots world over but let me tell you the…

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Ipanema Beach, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Backpacking Brazil Alone

Backpacking Brazil is one the dream trips you will ever take. From beautiful beaches, to deep forests and unclaimed mountains Brazil has the natural beauty that is cynosure of every eye. Here are my some of the best picks as things to do in Brazil: 1. Rio De Janeiro Rio De Janeiro should be near the top of anyone’s South…

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Arches National Park, Utah

Utah national parks itinerary

The state of Utah is gifted with the natural scenery which is a rare sight elsewhere in the United States. In this blog post I recommend  a utah national parks 7 day itinerary. If you have less time, you can cover this same trip in 5 days. Remember you need to self drive to follow this 5 day itinerary to National Parks…

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